Plant Care Hardy Bamboo

Hardy Bamboo

About Hardy Bamboo

Hardy Bamboo is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is easy to grow and needs lots of water to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Hardy Bamboo likes soil that is good at retaining moisture. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.


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How to care for Hardy Bamboo


How often to water your Hardy Bamboo

Water needs for Hardy Bamboo
0.5 cups
every 7

Hardy Bamboo needs 0.5 cups of water every 7 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Hardy Bamboo

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Hardy Bamboo in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Hardy Bamboo: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Hardy Bamboo love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Hardy Bamboo does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Hardy Bamboo in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Hardy Bamboo

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Hardy Bamboo: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Hardy Bamboo after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Hardy Bamboo is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Hardy Bamboo

Hardy Bamboo

Hardy Bamboo

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 7 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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